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  • Facebook's (FB) Android app base nearly tripled to 192.8M monthly active users (MAUs) from Sep. '11 to Nov. 12, according to figures turned up by researcher Benedict Evans. The iPhone app's base rose only 62% to 147.2M. However, the penetration rate for the Android app was only around 35%, no doubt due to the large number of Android users residing in China and other emerging markets. Also: a Facebook app for feature phones had 82M MAUs, its iPad app 48M, and Facebook Messenger 56.7M. Total mobile MAUs (inc. Web users) amounted to 604M at the end of Q3. [View news story]
    There are engaged users, and then there are people for whom Facebook is not a priority but a duty like checking their email. As more and more phones have FB pre-installed the user-base will increase. Apologies for the rather harsh comment earlier.
    Jan 8 07:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's (FB) Android app base nearly tripled to 192.8M monthly active users (MAUs) from Sep. '11 to Nov. 12, according to figures turned up by researcher Benedict Evans. The iPhone app's base rose only 62% to 147.2M. However, the penetration rate for the Android app was only around 35%, no doubt due to the large number of Android users residing in China and other emerging markets. Also: a Facebook app for feature phones had 82M MAUs, its iPad app 48M, and Facebook Messenger 56.7M. Total mobile MAUs (inc. Web users) amounted to 604M at the end of Q3. [View news story]
    He doesn't know what he is talking about. The FB app is a native app with significant engineering investment on Facebook's side. The high functionality + responsiveness due a native app will win over HTML.

    In other words, Facebook is strengthening it's fortress in Mobile and while monetization has only begun. Mobile will become a more significant revenue stream over the coming years.
    Jan 5 06:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Decline of Google [View article]
    > How about this Android enabled phones overtook iPhone sales in the US.
    > Android runs on mobiles manufactured by various vendors unlike iPhone OS which runs only on Apple .... a bit like the Mac OS & Windows in 80s... So I am betting that Android will bring in a lot of revenue for Google in the future
    > As for your claims about Google missing out on the social media train, I think you are forgetting that google also owns a certain really popular website called "Youtube" ..... with over 2 Billion views everyday.....
    > As for mobile devices, I have a feeling you are also unaware that Google now has an OS based on Chrome..... which will be used in Netbooks... and other smaller laptops
    > The way I see it, Google will be everywhere you are expecting the trends to take the market.
    May 19 09:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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